I have had this little rucksack since at least the late 1990s and have used it very regularly over the years.
It has been super reliable. I used it for all skiing trips as it is very visible on the slopes and a good size for kit. Unfortunately my complete photographic archive dates from after the birth of my children so I cannot show you an earlier photo. You’ll just have to believe me.
It has been slightly fraying at the seams for a while but when I was in Annecy, it finally gave up the ghost. I will be returning to Messrs Sporthouse for a replacement. Nice back story as well.
Updated to add: Mr Waffle found this picture from 2008 in the family photo album. See rucksack in situ. The apparent sparkler on Michaelâ€™s snow castle is merely the flash on Mr Waffleâ€™s v unsatisfactory camera.